Manchester United suffered a dreadful week, losing three games on the bounce, before knocking Northampton out of the League Cup on Wednesday.

Wayne Rooney has responded to the criticism the team has received but believes now the most important thing is to look to the future, starting with Leicester on Saturday.

That’s football, I think. We don’t win in three games and, of course, everyone is going to talk about it. We had a bad week, a bad eight days where we’ve lost three games, and it’s important now we react well to that and come through that.

Rooney shrugged off the criticism aimed at him directly, claiming that what was written about him was rubbish.

Yeah, I think I’ve had that my whole career – a little bit more of late, I think, but that’s football. I listen to my coaches and my team-mates, the people around me, and I don’t really listen to what a lot of people out there are saying because a lot of it is rubbish.

I have to focus, work hard, of course, and I’ve done that throughout my career. I’ve worked hard and tried to do my best for the team.

I’ve done that [played in different positions] throughout my career. I feel I can play in all positions but I think the manager has made it clear either I’ll play up front or in the no.10 and that’s where he sees me playing. As I said before, it’s not just myself – the whole team is going in and working hard. We had a bad week but we’ve been working hard to put that right.

Will Rooney be left out at the expense of Rashford or Ibrahimovic? has Rashford as first scorer at 15/4 and Ibrahimovic 16/5.